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Opinion: A local voice on the ETA
The ETA provides roughly 40 million dollars, including guaranteeing severance packages and retraining opportunities to current plant and mine workers.
Opinion: Time to repeal Energy Transition Act
As more New Mexicans learn the truth about the Energy Transition Act, or ETA, the less they support it.
Opinion: Mill levy crucial to BMSD’s future
Mill-levy funds are a critical source of support for our schools; they protect our investment in what’s already built.
Opinion: Mill levy cash needed in Aztec schools
Schools are an economic driver in our community... If a community's schools fail, that community can lose population and property values can go down.
Opinion: Prioritize mining, win clean at energy
China has already captured much of the renewable energy market... that means more U.S. jobs and wealth being transferred to a geopolitical rival.
Opinion: Solar tax isn’t worth losing a lawsuit
Farmington resident Eli Pavlik cautions the City Council to reflect on Bloomfield's experience fighting the ACLU before facing EarthJustice lawyers.
Opinion: In Texas, there’s trouble in the wind
New wind systems are entirely dependent on favorable weather conditions. The coal plants they replaced typically ran non-stop for months at a time.
Opinion: Add a natural gas option to SJGS study
For years our county depended on coal and natural gas for jobs and funding for the local economy. We have some important decisions ahead of us.
Opinion: Don’t bite the hand that’s helping you
The Energy Transition Act , far from harming our communities ... advocates for them during an energy and economic transition that is already underway.
Opinion: Helping wildlife is good business
Conserving wildlife and sustaining the economic viability of working lands are essential. Done right, these things can and should go well together.
Opinion: US must mine own ‘rare earth’ minerals
Having domestic sources and stockpiles of the 'rare earth' minerals needed to create a host of modern products is a matter of national security.
Opinion: State rep says Cottrell Propst should go
Montoya: Public officials should represent New Mexicans, not the interests of foreign corporations. It’s time for Sarah Cottrell Propst to step down.
Opinion: ACE rule gives power to the states
ACE offers a list of carbon dioxide-reducing technologies that can be used to improve existing facilities, including advanced systems already in use.
Opinion: Growing a stronger Farmington economy
Mayor Nate Duckett says things are looking up, but there's work to be done to diversify and transform the local economy.
Letters to the Editor: May 17, 2019
Readers discuss the importation of heartworm-infected dogs from Louisiana and columnist George Sharpe's 's take on the New Green Deal.
Opinion: New energy laws will hurt our state
Santa Fe politicians are being pushed by special interests from out-of-state funders passing laws that jeopardize our way of life.
Opinion: What’s next for New Mexico?
"Economic freedom lost big during the last legislative session while higher taxes, more government regulations, and bigger government won."
Opinion: This is what success looks like
The results of the 2019 legislative session are evidence of what can happen when your elected leaders work together to serve the people of New Mexico.
CEO: Searchlight story distorted the facts
Over the five years of continuous operation, the plant has consumed no water for energy, and there are no contaminants placed in the water. Never.
Opinion: Public lands deal has regional wins
Sen. Martin Heinrich: "Living in a state that proudly calls itself the Land of Enchantment, I know how much our public lands mean to New Mexicans."
Letters to the Editor, March 13, 2019
The economic future of the Four Corners region, and of energy policies in this state, is on the minds of our letter writers this week.
Opinion: Bill will boost access to solar power
One solar project serves "several hundred households and businesses at once, creating scale that helps bring down costs for everyone." — Tim Willink
Opinion: Methane controls needed
New Mexico has a real and growing problem with methane waste from oil and gas production that Governor Lujan Grisham is right to address.
Letters to the editor: March 6, 2019
Reflections on whether the state should tax food, and policies that may restrict job growth in New Mexico are today's topics.
Opinion: Reasonable regulations don’t kill jobs
Don Schreiber: "They want to say it will kill executive bonuses, but it sounds better to say it will kill jobs."
Opinion: Professional looks at PreK legislation
I want to share my professional opinion with you regarding New Mexico's children and legislation that is being heard in Santa Fe this session.
Shift to renewables shouldn’t cost rate payers
Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation says voters haven’t been told that switching to renewable energy sources will increase electric bills.
Opinion: Move forward with renewable energy
SJCA's Zach Pavlik says renewable energy offers a way to supplement the resources traditionally relied on while building the Four Corners economy.
Opinion: State budget depends on oil, gas cash
The oil and gas industry is our state's “Golden Goose." Why is the governor trying place natural gas production on the endangered species list?
Opinion: Government shutdowns punish the public
Shutdowns are not entertainment for regular Americans or for furloughed government workers trying to make ends meet without a paycheck.
Opinion: Coal can’t keep up in this economy
A recent Daily Times Article misses the most pressing part of the economic situation that the Four Corners and coal communities around the U.S. face.
Opinion: Surplus is a chance for our prosperity
Instead of a shortfall, Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham and the new legislature will see a surplus of $1.1 billion for the next budget year.
Guest Editorial: Reauthorize Land & Water Fund
With all of that support, it is hard to understand how the fund was allowed to expire. That is why when the fund is restored, it must be permanent
Local Voices: An open letter to the community
Image is everything some say, which is why I felt compelled to respond to a recent column identifying Farmington as the worst place to raise a child.
Guest Editorial: Flu deaths make shots vital
About 80,000 Americans died of flu and its effects last flu season. That's the highest number of fatalities in four decades. Get a flu shot.
Parker: Nikki Haley’s comet has a long tale
Haley has long been considered a likely presidential candidate. But not before 2024.
Opinion: Do Hilcorp’s foes want real results?
Protesters and political opportunists want you to think Hilcorp is requesting to drill thousands of new wells and otherwise bring about the apocalypse